Just came across a very interesting paper by Maja van der Velden, From communities of practice to communities of resistance: civil society and cognitive justice, published in 2004, which presents a critical analysis on approaches to knowledge management and knowledge sharing. I particularly like the ‘principles for cognitive justice’, based on paper by Shiv Visvanathen, that she lists:
All forms of knowledge are valid and should
co-exist in a dialogic relationship to each
Cognitive justice implies the strengthening of
the ‘voice’ of the defeated and marginalized.
Traditional knowledges and technologies
should not be‘museumized’
Every citizen is a scientist. Each layperson is
Science should help the common man/woman.
All competing sciences should be brought together into a common heuristic for dialogue.
I also really liked what she wrote in a footnote: culture-as-knowledge and not culture-as-tradition.